Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Full Metal Panic - Mission 02|
Actors: Jason Douglas, Satsuki Yukino, Tomokazu Seki, Michiko Neya, Shinichir˘ Miki
Director: K˘ichi Chigira
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Adv Films Release Date: 07/22/2003 Run time: 100 minutes
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Bryan Weber | San Angelo, TX | 07/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Previously, on Full Metal Panic!: When we left off, Chidori had been kidnapped, the students were trapped on a jumbo jet with a bomb on it, and Sosuke was charging into danger to rescue Chirori after he heard a gunshot. A villain who should have been dead was still alive. And MITHRIL was mounting an all out rescue operation.
We pick up with Sosuke executing a dangerous rescue, commandeering a Soviet mecha, and making quick work of their kidnapper's forces. Unfortunately, Gauron, Sosuke's mortal enemy, has a newer model outfitted with Black Technology. He succedes in wounding both Sosuke and his ally, Kurz Weber (no relation to this reviewer ^_^)
Sosuke, Kurz, and Chidori are trapped behind enemy lines, and only a high-risk operation can rescue them.
We begin to learn the secrets of the Black Technology, technology that can actually manifest physical force based on human emotion. Outfitted with a highly experimental, and untested mech, Sosuke and Gauron battle each other once again. Aided by Chidori's waking knowledge, Sosuke manages to defeat his foe.
And so, he is sent out on a new mission...and to quote The Who "Meet the new boss/same as the old boss." Once more, he is assigned to protect Chidori from those who might try to use her for evil purposes. Sosuke and Chidori understand each other a bit better than before, but that doesn't mean there aren't complications.
Returning to the humor element of the show, Sosuke must not only protect Chidori from the KGB and other terrorists, he must also safeguard her against lecherous perverts, and defend her honor from graffiti written on restroom walls.
Sosuke has no clue when it comes to women. Dumped by a dating sim, taking lessons on love from a girl whose boyfriend dumped her to pursue Chidori, and failing to understand just how truely unsensitive he is (though, not in a sexist chauvenistic way, but rather in a boorish, single-mindedness kind of way) Sosuke has his work cut out for him.
The art is top notch, and the voice acting is good on both the English and Japanese language tracks.
And as an added bonus, we get the Japanese disclaimers on the bonus features. We also get them read to us in English by the actor who plays Sosuke on this disk."
ADV at its best
lisalinky | USA | 08/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I purchased Neon Genesis Evangelion, I thought ADV did a less than satisfactory job of both licensing and producing an otherwise brilliant series. That's why I was crestfallen when I heard ADV had gotten their greedy hands on Full Metal Panic, another stellar anime series. To my complete surprise, ADV did a fantastic job with FMP mission 1, and I hoped they could keep the trend going with Mission 2. They surpassed my expectations.Full Metal Panic alone is a fantastic work of animation. The production quality is high, and the plot keeps getting better. However, I would have to say that I would give these four episodes alone a 4.5/5. That isn't to say ther series is declining, but these episodes in particular were a little misleading. It should be noted that although some language problems need to be worked out, I still enjoyed these episodes thoroughly. ADV, surprisingly, is the reason why I'm giving this DVD a solid 5/5. ADV went the extra mile with the FMP DVDs, giving owners who want to emmerse themselves in the FMP universe a little something extra. They included a slideshow of production scetches that are actually fun to watch. ADV also included a pamphlet which doubles as a poster and a information booklet, giving you info on everything from the Arm Slaves to new characters and props in the show. I even like the way the case itself looks, with the clear plastic...For those of you looking for an action, mystery, or comedy series, Full Metal Panic is what you've been waiting for. Check it out, you won't regret it."